For those of you who hopped over to this blog post from my email, you’re probably ready to get on the *INTERESTED LIST* right away. To make it easier for you and so you don’t have to wade through the entire post (which is a repeat of the email), I’m putting the sign-up box right here at the top for you. If you’re interested in Sewing PLR and PLR Sewing Patterns add your name and email address in the sign-up box right now so I know who is interested.
For everyone else who may have stopped by from a Twitter post or came from Google, below is the email I sent to my list that explains what I’m thinking about doing. I hope you can take the time to leave me a comment below and if you think the ability to purchase Sewing PLR and PLR Sewing Patterns would be fantastic, sign-up for my *INTERESTED LIST* and I’ll keep you up-to-date about how things are going.
Here’s a reprint of my email that explains what Sewing PLR and PLR Sewing Patterns is:
I hope you’re doing well and sewing tons of cute stuff.
I have an idea I want to run by you.
I’ve been studying internet marketing for about 10 years now, I know a lot about it but have never tried to make a go of making money online. But I have this idea for a business and I thought I’d run it by you to see if you think it has any merit. I love sewing so whatever it is that I do as a business must have something to do with sewing. And that’s where you come in, I know you love sewing too, so I thought asking you for feedback would be the best way to vet my idea.
In the internet marketing world, it is common knowledge that you have to have tons of written content to run a business. You need content to post on your blog, to send to your email subscribers, and to use in information products like ebooks. Because the demand for written content is so high in that industry, someone way back in the early days of the internet developed a concept called Private Label Rights or PLR.
PLR is written content like articles or ebooks that is sold to multiple people with a license for use and the purchaser can use it in any way the license allows. It works best if the purchaser changes it somewhat to fit his or her business before using it for blog posts, emails, or in a product to be sold.
PLR is actually a wonderful thing. It serves as a writing “starter”, it supplies ideas to write about, and it even teaches different tactics and concepts. Some people actually use PLR as the basis for video courses they sell.
Knowing about PLR and how it’s used sparked an idea for me… what if I offered sewing PLR for those people who have sewing blogs or websites that need content?
And that triggered another idea… what if I offered PLR Patterns?
Now you’re probably wondering, what the heck is a PLR Pattern? Well, I’ll describe it like this… I’ll create a pattern to sell, not for sewing purposes (of course you could sew it if you want), but for the person who buys it to use for whatever purpose they want… which would include selling it as their own.
No, I’m not crazy, let me explain. Here’s my vision, I hope I’m clear enough for you to understand the concept.
I will make patterns and sell them with a license that allows the person who buys them to do whatever they want with them. There will only be two exceptions, they will not be able to sell the PLR license again and they won’t be able to claim copyright.
Here’s how I envision the process, let’s say Jane is the purchaser and the PLR Pattern is my Molly Handbag:
- Jane buys the Molly Handbag Pattern with a PLR license
- Jane sews the handbag and throws in a little change here and a little change there
- For example, she might add extra pockets, add some hardware, put in a zip top, or do something else to “make it her own”
- Jane would add the changes she made to the pattern instructions
- She would then take photos
- Give the pattern a name
- Create a cover or flier with her own photos
- AND THEN she would sell pattern as her own on her website, or on her blog, or anywhere else she wanted to sell it
Jane would even be able to call herself the designer. She would be able to do anything she wanted except claim copyright and sell PLR rights.
Really when you think about it, it’s not unlike how big chain stores buy designs from small unknown designers and then put their store name on the label. Just walk through a mall and you’ll see the stores I’m talking about. Quite often multiple companies will buy the same design, but before production they will make small changes like using a different fabric or changing a neckline so they can call it their own.
In the same sense, I’ll be like that small independent designer, you’ll be able to buy my designs… then you’ll get to put YOUR name on the label. And you’ll be able to buy my writing content and show your name as the author.
So, my idea is to have a website where I sell
- PLR sewing articles that you can use on your website and name yourself as the author
- PLR how-to sewing reports that you can sell and name yourself as the author
- and PLR sewing patterns that you can sell and name yourself as the designer
If you have a website, blog, membership site, or some other business where you can use this type of content, PLR can save you a ton of time and make you a lot of money. Even if you have a physical store you can package a PLR pattern and sell it in your shop. That would be totally within your rights as a PLR licensee.
So? What do you think? Do you have a need for PLR content? If you have a sewing business, I hope this piqued your interest.
I haven’t started this business yet as I don’t want to waste my time if it’s something no one wants, but if it is, I’m going to get started right away and I’m considering using the Molly Handbag Pattern as my first PLR Pattern (if you’re not familiar with Molly, click here). I’ll have to make a few changes to the paperwork and build a website, but I can probably get it up and ready for business in a short period of time.
I’d love for you to
HIT THE REPLY BUTTON RIGHT NOWleave a comment below and tell me what you think.
If you don’t think it’s a good idea, I want to hear why. Don’t worry about hurting my feelings, my skin is tougher than that and I need to know before I start sinking money into a project that everyone thinks is crazy.
If you love the idea and think you might be interested when the business opens, I want to hear from you too. I’d love to hear your ideas for article and report topics, as well as ideas for the types of patterns you’d like to see, i.e., purses, children’s clothing, etc.
Additionally, I’ve created a separate mailing list for those who are interested. That way future mailings about PLR will only go to those want to get them. If you’re interested in being notified when my Sewing PLR site opens, then
click hereenter your name in the sign-up form below to add your name to the list.
Remember, if you have an online sewing business or a sewing blog that needs to be fed tons of content, this just may be the product you need to keep your content and offerings fresh and current.
Thanks for taking the time to read my email. You are a cherished part of my sewing blog and I love that you allow me to enter your inbox ever-so-often.
And if you are one who
hits the reply buttoncomments below and gives me your opinion, I want to thank you so very much in advance for taking the time to give me your opinion. It can make a huge difference in how I proceed with this project.